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DPS Wailer 112RP Tour1 Ski

Brand: DPS
Model: Wailer 112RP.2 Touring
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The Wailer 112 started a new comparison category for us called “excess fat”. Sure, DPS made the touring version of its iconic resort ski light enough to carry uphill. But skiing back down on it is cheating, pure and simple. The rockered profile perfectly integrated with the buttery sidecut makes skiing too easy. You can lean forward in powder as if you’re skiing groomers, and no one will be able to discern your actual skill level (try doing that on a skimo race ski if you think you’re so good!).

Of course, since skiing basics are covered for you by the Wailer, you might be tempted to turn it up a notch. You might not be able to resist charging at a level of aggressiveness that we simply cannot condone when you’re as far into the backcountry as the weight of the Tour1 allows. As such, we don’t recommend even tempting yourself with this ski.

  • 3D PaddleTech Geometry tapers the sidecut as the tip and tail rise off the deck.
  • Balsa wood core is light but still provides good feedback as you exit a turn.
  • Proprietary carbon fiber laminates keep things stiff enough to perform.
  • Hardened P-tex bases and edges can be found on the WC racing circuit.
  • Made in Salt Lake City, USA.
Specifications
Lengths (cm) 168, 178, 184
Weight
-> ounces
1315g [168]
1450g [178]
1540g [184]
Weight (pair) 2630g [168]
2900g [178]
3080g [184]
Dimensions 141-112-128
Turn Radius 15-18m
Skin Fix Round tips & tails
Specs Verified Yes
Design
Profile Rockered tip & tail, camber underfoot
Shape Variable radius w/ tapered tip & tail
Construction Polyamide cap w/ carbon laminates
Core Balsa wood
Skimo Co Says
Usage Blasting powder & crud
Notes Unbelievable surface-to-weight ratio
Bottom Line Cheating
10/25/2016
Question from brads
 
hello, i have the same question as peter, above. i'm trying to decide between the dps wailer 112 pure3 or tour1 to use for backcountry skiing. i have another carbon ski, and regrettable, i am not happy with the downhill performance. they have too much chatter, and just feel really awkward. so, i don't want to repeat that experience. i see quite a few folks touring on the pure3s, which is a good sign. clearly the pure3 ski better, and the tour1 is lighter. so, just how well do the tour1's ski? thanks, brad
10/25/2016
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Brads, our somewhat biased vote is for the Tour1 edition in the backcountry. They are easy to ski and perform quite well, despite being a bit softer than the Pure version. There might be something else going on with your previous setup, feel free to e-mail or call us for a diagnosis.
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11/4/2015
Question from Peter
 
i'm a little confused? do you like this ski or not?

I'm considering the 112 Pure 3 as a touring ski/backcountry..or the Tour1... flat out back country i will never leave my Black Crowes... but much as ive tried you cant tour out on a190 Nocta!!!

My legs are telling me Tour1, by head is saying Pure3 with a supa lite binding...

what can you do on both, with a G3 binding or Dynafit, and a skin again G3

Regards Peter
11/4/2015
Answer from jbo
 
Hi Peter, our description could go either way :)

We generally really liked the Tour1 line. They are somewhat less stiff and damp than the Pure3s but the weight savings is significant. I'll follow up via e-mail on a setup tailored to you.
8/23/2016
Answer from brian h
 
I find the description and cryptic recommendation funny but, then again, I've always appreciated Jason's sense of humor. Knowing it, this is clearly a thumbs up from Skimo Co. I would second the motion, finding the 112 Tour 1 the best ski out there for ripping big vertical in deepish to deep pow. For the amount of ski one gets, the T1 is silly light, especially when paired with a race style binding. Yes, skiing them is, indeed, cheating. Compared to the Pure 3, one has to pay slightly more attention at Mach 1 with the Tour 1 but the trade off on the up more than makes up for it.
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2/16/2015
Question from AMMB
 
Curious of the weight of the 168? I have a pair of Yvette 168s that are a dream but I may have to spring for these! But I'm debating between the 99 so I'm curious the weight difference between the two at 168.
Thanks!
2/17/2015
Answer from jbo
 
Hi AMMB, we don't have an official (measured by us) weight on the 168s yet, but projecting from the other skis, I would expect a weight in the low 1300 gram range, meaning 4-5ish ounces heavier than the 99s, which came in surprisingly light.
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